History Literature / TheElricSaga

4th Aug '16 12:49:47 AM CaptEquinox
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* WretchedHive: There's a city made up of thieves, murderers, and beggars.

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* WretchedHive: There's Oin and Yu, the two "mean nations" that Yyrkoon holes up in in the first Elric adventure. Dhoz-Kam, the shared capital, is populated by shiftless, dirty, disease-ridden scum. Later Elric has to go to Nadsokor, a city made up of thieves, murderers, and beggars.beggars.
19th Jul '16 2:59:37 PM morenohijazo
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* DefectorFromParadise: The troubled hero finds and experiences the secret city of Tanelorn which stands outside Chaos and Law, a place of peace and tranquility where heroes may find rest and the Eternal Champion may lay down his burden. He later decided that he could not settle down there and became the only person to renounce Tanelorn and return to the world outside.
9th Jul '16 7:50:43 AM JulianLapostat
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* ''Elric: The Ruby Throne'' (2014)
* ''Elric: Stormbringer'' (2015)

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* Titan Comics
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''Elric: The Ruby Throne'' (2014)
* ** ''Elric: Stormbringer'' (2015) (2015)
9th Jul '16 7:48:29 AM JulianLapostat
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* By P. Craig Russell
** ''Elric of Melniboné'' (with Roy Thomas and Michael T. Gilbert; Pacific Comics) (1983-1984)
** ''The Dreaming City'' (Marvel/Epic Comics) (1982)
** ''Stormbringer'' (Dark Horse) (1997)
9th Jul '16 7:41:04 AM JulianLapostat
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* DeathOfAThousandCuts: [[spoiler:Jagreen Lern is killed by Elric in this fashion, with Elric cutting him with Moonglum's sword, because he doesn't want to use Stormbringer and give Jagreen a quick death and have his soul part of him. The text states that he kept him alive for nearly a hour by cutting him piece by piece until Moonglum asked Elric to kill him. The P. Craig Russell version of Stormbringer shows a panel where Elric ''cuts the lower lid of his eye'']].
9th Jul '16 7:36:28 AM JulianLapostat
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* FreudWasRight: Elric is a sorceror who physically and emotionally derives strength from the CoolSword and often talks about how he and the sword are one and he doesn't get any strength without it. His wife Zarozinia finally hangs a {{Lampshade}} by referring to it as "His mistress".
9th Jul '16 7:36:05 AM JulianLapostat
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%%* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: Zarozinia, courtesy of Jagreen Lern]].
%%* ByronicHero: Elric.

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%%* * BodyHorror: Jagreen Lern and the forces of Chaos do this to most of their victims, converting them into abominations covered in reptilian and insectoid scales. [[spoiler: Zarozinia, courtesy of Jagreen Lern]].
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Elric's wife, becomes a worm-like being with only her human head when Elric reunites with her. She uses her remaining will to impale herself on Stormbringer, so that her soul can give strength to her husband]].
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ByronicHero: Elric.



* ChickMagnet: Elric has had quite a few women after him, and he is canonically ''very'' good in bed.

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* ChickMagnet: Elric has had quite a few women after him, and he is canonically ''very'' good in bed. Though once he meets Zarozinia, he becomes surprisingly serious and faithful to her, and tries to be a good husband.


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** Rather than a fight between Good and Evil, it's a fight between Law and Chaos, both entities having ideas closer to BlueAndOrangeMorality. The fantasy setting suffused with magic, rather than an area of wonder and mystery is an unstable and horrific world filled with monsters, sorcerors, demons and kingdoms which makes the entire landscape feel inherently dangerous and wild.
** Stormbringer, the titular CoolSword is a parody of the very trope, its power derives from its victims rather than its shininess, its hilt and scabbard or the metal, unlike other tropes in fantasy fiction. It reminds readers that the first purpose of any sword is to kill people.
** Elric himself is an attack on TheHero and other associated tropes of mythological and fantasy stories, which featured such figures as prophetically pre-destined to save the world. Here Elric is a barely stable sorceror who [[spoiler:is little more than a puppet for fate, and whose death has none of the grandeur and majesty of fantasy fiction]].


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* FreudWasRight: Elric is a sorceror who physically and emotionally derives strength from the CoolSword and often talks about how he and the sword are one and he doesn't get any strength without it. His wife Zarozinia finally hangs a {{Lampshade}} by referring to it as "His mistress".


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* HappilyMarried: Elric and Zarozinia, they enjoy it while it lasts.


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* KillTheOnesYouLove: Elric [[spoiler:accidentally murders Cymoril with Stormbringer, and her soul enters the blade and gives Elric strength. Later Zarozinia and Moonglum impale themselves on Stormbringer so as to help Elric fulfill his destiny]].


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* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler:A transformed Zarozinia commits suicide by falling on Stormbringer, so that her soul can join Elric's]].
4th Jul '16 7:27:52 AM Lightice
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* AdaptationalVillainy: The Titan Comics graphic novels have essentially made Elric a VillainProtagonist who kills hapless slaves, innocent civilians and his own, loyal followers on a whim, making his canonical moments of mercy and insight come off as whimsical, rather than moral, as well.
4th Jul '16 7:16:24 AM Lightice
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* ''Elric: Stormbringer'' (2015)
20th Jun '16 9:44:42 AM LondonKdS
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* ShoutOut: more often shouted out to, than containing them. As a popular older work, it has been referenced in many places.
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